07 Dec 2020


An Introduction to The Hague Academy of International Law’s 2021 Hong Kong Programme

The Hague Academy of International Law
Department of Justice of the Hong Kong SAR
Asian Academy of International Law

Aiming to provide a quality training programme and a valuable capacity building opportunity for professionals of both academic and business sectors, The Hague Academy of International Law’s Advanced Course in Hong Kong (the Course) was planned but deferred to Q4 of 2021 due to the worldwide pandemic of COVID-19. Against this background, this webinar was organised as an introduction to the Course and was honoured to have part of the lecturers to speak to over 360 registrants coming from 60 jurisdictions who were interested in take part in the Course of next year.

This webinar was held in Hong Kong with Dr Anthony Neoh QC SC JP, Chairman of Asian Academy of International Law, as the host, and it was graced with the presence of Ms Teresa Cheng GBS SC JP, Secretary for Justice of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, who not only introduced the key issues to be covered in the Course of next year, but also shared on the constitutional  structure of Hong Kong as well as the Vision 2030 for Rule of Law initiative. 

Joining from France and the Netherlands respectively, Dr Christophe Bernasconi shared the work of Hague Conference on Private International Law while Professor Diego P. Fernández Arroyo provided a comprehensive overview on current trends on international commercial dispute settlement. At the end, Professor Jean-Marc Thouvenin further discussed the focus of the Course as well as the solid expertise of the lecturers, noting how, as an advanced programme, the Course would tackle an array of sophisticated issues in depth and be of great benefit to the legal community in Hong Kong and beyond.

Dr Christophe Bernasconi

Professor Diego P.
Fernández Arroyo